nosebleed

[nohz-bleed]

Origin of nosebleed

1400–50 as plant name; 1850–55 for def 1; late Middle English; see nose, bleed
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nosebleed

noun
  1. bleeding from the nose, as the result of injury, etcTechnical name: epistaxis
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Word Origin and History for nose-bleed
n.

1848, from nose (n.) + bleed (n.).

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nose-bleed in Medicine

nosebleed

[nōzblēd′]
n.
  1. A nasal hemorrhage; bleeding from the nose.
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